19th July: Masks and social distancing to continue
England’s Chief Nurse has reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.
Covid restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday.
However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors.
That means NHS visitor guidance will stay in place across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.
Staff, patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment.
There are two ways to prove you have had the Covid vaccine:
Download the NHS App
The NHS App is owned and run by the NHS. It is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services from your smartphone or tablet.
Available on iOS and Android - download it from the App Store or Google Play.
The NHS App can be used for:
- get advice about coronavirus
- order repeat prescriptions
- check your symptoms
- view your medical record
- book appointments (once the lockdown is lifted)
- register your organ donation decision
- find out more about how the NHS uses your data
For more information click here.